As before, these statistics are observations and not representative of anything other than the entirety of Season 1 of DWTNCS. With only 40 fights, there's only so much you can glean from them. Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, Season 1 Stats: 40 fights 65% finish rate (8 KOs for 20%, 9 TKOs for 22.5%, 9 Subs for 22.5% with 3 Technical Submissions) 16 fighters signed (8 for KO/TKO, 4 for Subs, 4 for Decisions) plus one other quasi-signing to be determined 3 fighters returned to fight again, two were signed on their second fight 6 of 8 main event winners were signed Contract Winners: Week 1: FW Kurt Holobaugh (Round 1 KO) and BW Boston Salmon (Unanimous Decision) Week 2: BW Sean O'Malley (Round 1 KO) Week 3: LHW Karl Roberson (Round 1 KO) and MW Geoffrey Neal (Round 1 TKO) Week 4: MW Julian Marquez (Round 2 KO) and FW Brandon Davis (Unanimous Decision) Week 5: LHW Mike Rodriguez (Round 1 KO) and FLW Alex Perez (Round 1 Tech Sub - Anaconda Choke) Week 6: MW Charles Byrd (Round 2 Sub - Rear Naked Choke) and FW Grant Dawson (Round 2 Sub - Rear Naked Choke) Week 7: BW Benito Lopez (Split Decision) and FLW Joby Sanchez (Round 2 TKO) Week 8: LW Matt Frevola (Round 2 Sub - Arm-Triangle Choke), WBW Lauren Mueller (Unanimous Decision), and HW Allen Crowder(Round 3 TKO) - as well as MW Bevon Lewis (Round 2 TKO) to a Developmental League deal (no idea what that means yet) Contracts by Fight Position on the Card: Main: 6 Fight 2: 3 Fight 3: 4 Fight 4: 2 Fight 5: 1 Finishes: By Round 11 First Round Finishes, 7 KO/TKO, 4 Sub 10 Second Round Finishes, 7 KO/TKO, 3 Sub 4 Third Round Finishes, 2 KO/TKO, 2 Sub Fastest Finishes Karl Roberson – 0:15 KO (Elbows) Kyler Phillips – 0:46 TKO (Punches) Jordan Espinosa – 1:23 Technical Submission (D’Arce Choke) Latest Finishes Jamie Colleen – 4:43 R3 Submission (Armbar) Allen Crowder – 4:12 R3 TKO (Elbows) Dan Ige – 3:23 R3 Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Never Tell Me The Odds: Favorite won: 26/40 – 65% Underdog won: 14/40 – 35% Biggest upsets: +270 Kennedy Nzechukwu vs -330 Anton Berzin +265 Adam Antolin vs -345 Casey Kenney +260 Cameron Olson vs -300 Karl Reed Biggest locks: -420 Kurt Holobaugh vs +325 Matt Bessette -400 Alonzo Menifield vs +300 Daniel Jolly -400 Dan Spohn vs +300 Angel DeAnda Hit the Scales: 14 of the fighters who came in lighter than their opponent won, compared to just 10 winners who were heavier than their opponents. The remaining 16 bouts had fighters who hit the exact same weight. No fighters missed weight. Fights by Weight Class: FLW: 8 fights, 2 signed FW: 7 fights, 3 signed BW: 6 fights, 3 signed LHW: 6 fights, 2 signed MW: 5 fights, 3 signed HW: 3 fights, 1 signed WW: 2 fights, 0 signed WBW: 1 fight, 1 signed WSW: 1 fight, 0 signed Oddities and Miscellany: 13 of 40 winners had a height advantage 12 fighters kept their undefeated streaks intact, and 10 fighters had their "0" go Youngest to win - 22 years old, Sean O'Malley and Kyler Phillips Oldest to win - 35 years old, Adam Antolin and Azunna Anyanwu (A for the first initial in their first and last names) Longest Event: DWTNCS 8 – 60 mins, 31 secs of fight time Shortest Event: DWTNCS 3 – 25 mins, 55 secs of fight time Average Event Time: 46 min, 18.5 secs The TOTAL fighter salary for all eight events was $600,000, assuming no post-fight or otherwise unlisted bonuses. $10,000 for each winner, and $5,000 for each loser. TLDR: Fantastic season of fights, some serious prospects have been signed by the UFC and hopefully they can go far in the UFC. Several of the contract winner already have fights lined up in the UFC, and I will be keeping track of them as well. It sounds like Dana and company will be doing plenty of more of these seasons as we move forward, which is great to hear. It could also be leveraged into a weekly set of fight cards for a future TV deal after the Fox deal ends next year.